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Despite the subject matter, the House of Methods of Killing is probably the sanest and least obscene part of the larger House of Slaughter. Accessed through a butcher's shop, there's a large collection of different blades, hammers and other weapons. Killing methods are tested on large slabs of meat kindly provided by the House of Food, and it has a cold, sterile interior. Though that doesn't stop some of the gods there from being brutally violent.

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Directly connected to the House of Murder & Assassination for obvious reasons. Those with a weak constitution should steer clear, this is still part of the House of Slaughter after all. Gallows Humor is common here.


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Overdeities

    Kronika 
"I have been expecting you."
Kronika, Holy Titaness of Repeatedly Killing And Reviving Fallen Foes (The Keeper of Time, The Guide to the Realms' Destinies, Architect of the Destiny of the Universe, The God of Gods)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: Her Hourglass and Crown
  • Boss Leitmotif: Kronika's Hourglass
  • Alignment: Claims to be Lawful Neutral but is Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: The First Female Big Bad of the Series Who Actually Achieved Her Goal of Resetting the Timeline, Bald of Evil, Been There, Shaped History, Benevolent Boss, Dark Action Girl, Gold and White Are Divine, It's All About Me, It Runs in the Family, Lack of Empathy, Light Is Not Good, Mad Goddess, Manipulative Bastard, No Nonsense Villainess, Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist, Order Is Not Good, Smug Super, Time Master
  • Domains: Godhood, Family, History, Time, The New Era
  • Followers: The Sisters of Fate
  • Special Relationships: Shinnok (her son), Cetrion (her daughter)
  • Allies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Caius Ballad
  • Rivals: YHVH, Mithra (Shinza Bansho)
  • Enemies:
  • Opposed by: The Pantheonic Time Police, including Sailor Pluto, The Doctor, Future Trunks and Chronoa, Lightning
  • Distaff Counterpart to: Chronos
  • Evil Counterpart to: Chronoa
  • Banned from Entering: The Vault
  • Meet Kronika, the Keeper of Time, and the mother of Fallen Elder God Shinnok and the Elder Goddess Cetrion. She is is the entity in charge of overseeing the timelines. After Raiden managed to prevent Armageddon and later decapitating Shinnok, Kronika decided to take a more direct approach and merge the timelines to create a new one, where the thunder god no longer exists and her children dictate the balance of Good and Evil. 
  • She ascended after she got defeated by Liu Kang, not before she restarted the timeline. Her ascension heralded a new change for the deities of her universe, one because her manipulation of time and restarting of the timelines affected the deities and indirectly caused Raiden and Liu Kang to reconcile and right the wrongs they once commited. After hearing of this, she decided to take matters into her own hand and enter the pantheon on her own.
  • Following the Afermath of her defeat at the hands of Liu Kang, the kombatants she imprisoned in the void were released and among them was Shang Tsung, the one who designed her crown. After a long plan to retake the crown before Cetrion retrieved her and the resurrection of Queen Sindel, the final battle against Kronika ended differently, with the forces of Earthrrealm crushed by the sudden betrayal of Outworld led by both Shao Kahn and Sindel and the Sorcerer in turn backstabbing them in return after donning the crown. This time Kronika perished at the hands of Shang Tsung and her alliance with Shao Kahn and his side of Outworld was strained as a result. She only wishes to destroy the Sorcerer, a sentiment that both her and Shao Kahn share, but the arrogance on either side prevents both parties to agree on a truce against Shang Tsung.
  • With Kronika's ascension, her keep also serves as a temple. Thankfully, one does not have to cross the Sea of Blood in order to reach it. Inside the keep, is the Sands of Time, inside a massive hourglass. With the ability to control time at one's fingertips along with instant immortality, it is a tempting target for anyone wanting to change their destiny.
  • Kronika also has a rather bad habit of erasing and rebuilding the timeline as she sees fit. Whenever a timeline does not meet her standards, she destroys it and starts anew. After having met several members of GUAL, she decided that an universe without free will would definitely be the one that indeed meets her expectations. Her and YHVH have a form of back and forth and the fact that her versions of the universe she seeks has Shinnok as one of it's pillars is something that YHVH can't quite understand why would she support and that puts the two at odds with the other.
    • In a similar case, she and Mithra have a lot in common and her law and morality does certainly mirror Kronika's goals, with the difference Mithra's are a lot more Black and White. It helps that both parties are interested in the Hourglass and the Throne respectively and have made attempts to negotiate a partnership but the best either can achieve is a Friendly Rivalry.
  • Some say that Kronika is a Primordial, while others say she is a Titan. Either way, she is high up on the pecking order of gods, being above even the Elder Gods that oversee the realms. Two of her children are also Elder Gods; the goddess Cetrion and the fallen Elder God whom Raiden decapitated.
    • And if you are wondering, what is exactly a Titan? The role of them in her universe are vastly different. Kronika herself resembles the Greek Titans and Primordials like Gaea or Cronus while others have stated that there are much ancient titans resembleing alien gods or Eldritch Abominations. She's been often compared to Chronos, the Primordial of time and also known as the Keeper of Time, akin to a Spear Counterpart of her.
  • As for Shinnok, he was shocked to discover Kronika waiting for him inside his temple. Shinnok received her with all the honors of her station. Yes, even a genocidal Elder God such as Shinnok can have a soft spot for dear old Mom. Some wonder why she never even bothered to fix her son once he was decapitated, given that was the catalyst that made her decide to restart the timeline and both her children are instrumental to enacting her grand plan, but Shinnok believes she had her own reasons for holding off on his return at the time.
  • As usual, Zamasu was quick to tear apart Kronika's motivations and deem them below him, denouncing the Keeper of Time as another incompetent deity. But unlike others who would get on the Kai's bad side, she approached him with an offer that would realize Zamasu's world. Kronika promised that if he would aid her, he would become a third wheel in the New Era, where his law and justice are absolute and a force of it's own, where mortal cannot taint it with their foulness. In an uncharacteristic display of pragmatism, the Kai would accept Kronika's conditions, that way she could probably help him fend off the higher powers that have been wanting to take Zamasu down.
  • Kronika's ascension has gained the attention of the deities in the House of Time and Space, especially Setsuna Meioh. Even more so when Kronika's ascension meant that Setsuna's visions of Crystal Tokyo are now in jeporady.
    • Aside from Setsuna, the Pantheonic Time Police has been alerted and warned by Raiden of Kronika's actions regarding the timeline. Now, they watch Kronika's every move, planning on coming down on her hard if she steps out of line. Other than Setsuna, Trunks and Chronoa have been the ones that were the most bothered by Kronika's actions, not helping she allied herself with Zamasu. In turn, Kronika thinks Chronoa is a lame excuse of a timekeeper and that Trunks' defiance reminds her of Liu Kang.
    • Speaking of the House of Time and Space, Kronika's antics had gotten some unwanted attention in the form of The Dahaka. If there is one thing that pisses of The Dahaka, is when someone screws with the flow of time and it doesn't help that this was done by someone who knows full well how changing time can mess with the flow of things. Not only that, but the fact that this isn't the first she has messed with the timelines made her a prime target for the Dahaka, even if Kronika outranks him in power.
  • Kronika's goals is to have both Shinnok and Cetrion fight it out with their respective armies, thus in her mind, keeping the balance between the realms (or as Albert Wesker had infamously put it as "separating the chaff from the wheat."). This is also why she is so interested in Galeem and Dharkon, two beings of order and chaos who have kept waging war against each other, that is what a balanced universe would be to Kronika. She relates towards Galeem a bit than to his darker counterpart, mostly because his perfect world and goals lean closer to what Kronika has been trying to achieve and so he swayed the angelic being to her side with the posibility of freeing him from his temple. She did the same with Dharkon, by promising a world consumed by darkness and appointed Noob Saibot to Dharkon as proof of what she implied.
  • Kronika once attempted to reset the timelines of both the Marvel and DC Universes. Only with a joint intervention from the One Above All and The Presence stopped her from doing so. Last thing Kronika needs is to invoke the ire from the Main House.
    • Ironically enough, her successful attempt in resetting the timeline has earned her an admirer in Thanos. Her genocidal tendencies not only gave him a run for his money, but also made Kronika a rival to his Lady Death.
  • Kronika made enemies with Kitty Pryde due in part to Kitty being the current owner of The Black Vortex. Think about it for a second: a Titan who is a Time Master getting her hands on a relic that can instantly make a person into a cosmic being? One that could potentially threaten the entire Pantheon? It's one of the main reasons why Kronika is banned from entering the House of Treasures. Not to say that Cetrion or Geras can try once Kronika clears their ascension...
  • Even if she ultimately uses her children to further her own goals, she does still care for them. Having caught wind of what happened to Shinnok after he failed to acquire a device he was looking for thanks to being foiled by intervention of Rachel Alucard, Kronika made her goal to take revenge on those that wronged Shinnok. First by sending Geras after the Occult Research Club (Details suggest that, even if he was defeated, he did leave a strong impression on the group after he seriously injured a couple of the members) and personally introducing herself to Rachel. While at first unfazed, Kronika was definitely someone to not be messed with and so Rachel sought Raiden to tell him what happened.
  • The Vex are a race that both intrigue and disgust her. By nature, the can exist outside time, meaning some of her time manipulation doesn't work on them but their desire to rule over existence goes against the balance she wants to achieve. That and they barely care for anything that she can offer them, so instead of swaying them to her side she tried to get Frost, Sektor and the rest of the Tekunin to defeat them and bring some of their tech to her to see what can they use. Needless to say, the Vex were not thrilled after the Tekunin attempted to rob them.
  • While most of the primordials and titans are either antagonistic or indifferent towards them, she and Nox are actually on friendly terms. This stems mostly from both being the Truly Single Parent of gods, with their respective children having some similarities. However, Nox cares little for Kronika's goals and would rather not get involved, but outside of that she is not at all bothered by her.
  • Kronika even became a target for several people outside of her own universe thanks to her machinations or even the actions of her lackeys. For starters, Al Simmons, better known as Spawn, decided to personally put an end to her and he swiftly took care of the Titan even if she put more than a fight than he thought. She then was imprisoned with another of Spawn's nemesis, Malebolgia and the two shared a lifetime of torment until they were liberated by some of their respective followers in the Pantheon. While this only happened in one of the many possible timelines, Kronika has a vivid memory of the event and even proposed a formal alliance with Malebolgia to set the record straight with the hellspawn that wronged her.
  • "Your life, your name. They will be wiped from history! Come. It is time... to die!"

Intermediate Gods

    Brock Samson 
Brock Samson, The Mook Slaying God (The Walking Swedish Murder Machine, Super Kill-Guy, Franken-Mullet, Murderist Extraordinaire)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Bowie knife
  • Theme Song: Assclamp!
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, barely
  • Portfolios: Terror Hero, Amazon Chaser, The Big Guy, Blood Knight, Disproportionate Retribution, Doesn't Like Guns, Heroic Comedic Sociopath, Hypercompetent Sidekick to Venture, Improbable Weapon User, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Knife Nut, Papa Wolf to Venture Bros., One-Man Army, Testosterone Poisoning
  • Domains: War, Destruction, Protection, Good
  • Allies: Kratos, Oberyn Martell, Ash Williams, The Heavy Weapons Guy, Sam & Max, Frank Castle/The Punisher, Guy Shishioh
  • Enemies: Any evil god that relies on mooks, Kano, The Enforcers, Shiro Tagachi , David Bowie
  • Rivals: Anastasia Cisnarova/The Baroness, The Undertaker, Red Sonja
  • Annoyed by: Claptrap
  • Odd Friendship: GLaDOS
  • With his legendary exploits in killing and maining minions, it was only a matter of time before Brock Samson ascended into the Pantheon as a God, having began as a follower of Guy Shishioh. His ability to slaughter puts him an a particularly prestigious position, both renowned and feared.
  • The morale of every mook of evil gods took a nosedive when word of his ascension came through. Melkor himself was forced to give more leeway to mook unions just to slow the number of mooks who quit their jobs.
    • His mere presence is enough for Cobra Commander to call a retreat as none of his minions are willing to face him.
    • Hates the Minions as much as any other mook, but is at a loss in how to deal with them; killing them would put him in a bad light for the child gods as well as the GUAG. This development pleases Melkor… if only the Minions were more competent in their duties.
    • As a response to the massive losses of their followers, the Enforcers have proposed an early warning system for Brock's presence. This got the surprise backing of Jackie Chan, who abhors Brock's high body count.
    • SHOCKER and HYDRA keep their mooks well away from him, as if they didn't have to deal with enough from the Kamen Riders and the Avengers.
  • Even if one is not a mook, there are a couple of things to avoid pissing him off. Do not threaten anyone under his protection. And ''don't ever try to run him down with a truck. Optimus Prime has made sure to keep himself at least a mile away from him as a result.
  • Despite his vicious nature, he did gradually come to care for his charges, the Venture Brothers. Any poor fool who thought kidnapping them would be a good idea would be in for the most gruesome death possible.
  • Why hasn't Brock Lesnar ascended to the Pantheon yet after killing the Undertaker's Streak? Because Samson squashes mooks so hard even Lesnar refused to get booked in a bout against him. However, the Undertaker is interested in booking a match with him some time. The two gods have similarly scared their competition silly.
  • He has shown to have a soft spot with women, especially with The Baroness. He admits she may be the closest woman he's loved since Molotov Cocktease. Various villains have started employing more female mooks in response.
  • With Red Sonja's ascension, Brock potentially sees the one woman that could match his desires without being a villain. Of course, he would have to defeat her in order to start dating, but that's a challenge Brock is willing to take.
  • Despite his extensive training record, he refrains from using guns, citing that killing mooks that way would be too way. He is fond of knifes in particular and is often kills legions of mooks with a single Bowie Knife.
    • Kano has expressed interest in his knife wielding skills, hoping to take his knife for a spin after he rips Brock's heart out.
  • Is annoyed that he had to be the last poker player to obtain godhood. Is especially annoyed he got beat out by Claptrap of all beings. At least now he gets to rib on him in his own temple.
    • Got a bit of information from Ash Williams about his ancestry, finding out that he is actually from Poland instead of Sweden. Still doesn't stop Brock from calling Ash a moron at times.
    • Is amused that Sam, a dog, is playing poker at a familiar table. He also wonders if he's a man who looks like a dog or a dog who can talk and walk like a man. That aside, he respects him and his partner Max for saving the world various times.
    • Probably the only god in the Pantheon who can tolerate GLaDOS' sense of dark humor.
    • Got together with Moxxi shortly after his ascension.
  • Kratos is pleased to have an ally with almost as much bloodlust as he does. Is often not that far from Brock whenever he's mowing down minions.
  • Is admired by Oberyn, both by his mastery of combat… and by the size of his pecs as well. Brock hasn't caught on the flirtation just yet, but many gods are convinced that the outcome won't end well…
  • Gets along well with a fellow mercenary called the Heavy Weapons Guy, though he downplays his concerns with his blood lust. Brock points out that mercenaries can enjoy their job and not be complete psychopaths.
  • One of his most avid supporters has been Frank Castle, one of the few gods who can match his brutality to mooks. The two often team up to take down mobsters.
  • Has a largely antagonistic relationship with David Bowie due to an incident Bowie may have pulled back in Berlin some time ago. However, given that in Brock's world, the Sovereign is actually an alien who took on Bowie's form, it's not known if Bowie acually did anything.
  • "You don't want to shoot me, boys. You know me. You know what I'll do to you if you do."

    Noob Saibot 
Noob Saibot, God of Fatalities (Bi-Han, The Original Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero I [actually Sub-Zero V], Boon Tobias)
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Noob with his shadow clone (known as Saibot)
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Troll Hammer.
  • Theme Song: Nemesis, Fear Me!, Noob Saibot's Dorfen when preparing for battle; Chinese Ninja Warrior back in his Sub-Zero days
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Names Taking Unfortunate Meanings With Time, Hammers, Memetic Mutation, Casting a Shadow, Cheap Death, Getting Drunk on the Dark Side, Painting It Black, Being the Cain to an Abel, Ex-Secret Characters
  • Domains: Darkness, Evil, Corruption, Kombat
  • Superiors: Father and Dante (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Ambiguous Relationship: Tomas Vrbada/Smoke
  • Evil Counterpart to: Hakumen
  • Odd Friendship: Anub'arak
  • Opposes: Gamers (Because they keep calling him Noob)
  • Noob Saibot is one of several undead servants of the Netherrealm, with the power to manipulate darkness and even possesses more free will than his peers. Born as Bi-Han, the descendant of a family of cryomancers and the fifth to bear the name Sub-Zero, Bi-Han was one of the best assassins of the Lin Kuei clan, having carried several missions for them. He was key in stealing Shinnok's amulet after being hired by Quan Chi to do so, killing his long-time rival from the Shirai Ryu clan, Scorpion, in the process, only to retrieve it on commission from Raiden after realizing how badly he'd been manipulated. He was later one of the participants in the Mortal Kombat tournament, where he met his end at the hands of the resurrected Scorpion, who mistakenly believed Sub-Zero to be the one responsible for killing his family. That was not the end of Bi-Han; reborn as Noob Saibot, he became one of Quan Chi's servants and fully embraced evil.
  • While he had been a part of the Pantheon for a while, his position was dubious. As you may be aware, he is not exactly proud of what's become of his name as a wraith. In the language of the Internet, "noob" has become a silly derogatory term associated with novice videogame players; it doesn't help that he comes from a fighting game franchise. Worse, for the longest time it used to be his main claim to fame in the Pantheon and a frequent target of mockery for others. Fittingly, he preferred to stay in the shadows because of this. That all changed later, as Noob Saibot would resurface after he reminded everyone of why he is a serious threat, executing an opponent with his signature Spine Rip, one of the original Fatalities of his tenure as Sub-Zero and one of the reasons why the ESRB was created. Not to mention, his brutal finishers as Noob Saibot. He still he developed a distate for gamers since they still keep calling him a Noob.
    • This is one of the many reasons he, strangely enough, related to Anub'arak. The Nerubian traitor king unfortunately gets called "A Noob" by the same gamers that make fun of Noob Saibot. This is how the wraith managed to get close to the Scourge deities, as being an undead wraith certainly fit with the interests of said group and his similarities with the Lich King Arthas certainly helped.
  • Turns out his brother Kuai Liang has taken up the mantle of Sub-Zero ever since Bi-Han's death, and while he did try to avenge him, he didn't go through with killing Scorpion and once both siblings reunited, Noob Saibot didn't even care about him and has tried to kill him since. While Kuai Liang did end becoming a revenant in Timeline X, he got better and returned to life; that said, reuniting once again with his brother in the Pantheon after finding out he now works on his own, Sub-Zero decided to confront him. They relationship hasn't improved in the slightest.
    Noob Saibot: You disappoint me.
    Sub-Zero: The feeling is mutual, brother.
    Noob: Mother would be so proud.
  • If there is anyone that he hates as much as his brother, that would be Hanzo Hasashi, AKA Scorpion. The two have clashed numerous times in the past, including both having killed each other, resulting in their undead states. Being one of the reasons Bi-Han became Noob Saibot is something that Hasashi deeply regrets but the former Sub-Zero is beyond saving as he has fully embraced what he has become.
  • Being a wraith and having an affinity for shadow, Noob Saibot desires nothing but to plunge the Pantheon into an era of darkness. This peaked the interest of certain particular deities who too share this goal like Chernabog, Nightmare Moon and Zs'skayr. Noob has no problem working for them as a field agent and from the shadows, having proved to be an excellent hitman and assassin for the ones in the shadows.
    • But not all that delve in the dark share his sentiment. Many of the good-aligned deities and some of the anti-heroes took issue with Noob Saibot's goals and firmly oppose him. One in particular was Jackie Estacado. Being used to demons and having control of the darkness would make anyone think these two would work together but such is not the desire of Estacado, who views the ninja as just another mindless demon that should be put down.
    • While he has no power over decay, he and SCP-106 are very chummy with each other. Similar background aside, the Old Man is the perfect ally for a world shrouded in darkness and death that Noob so desires.
  • Noob has been coined as the evil counterpart to Hakumen, as they are both beings who are the new selves of people blessed with ice powers. Many gods are placing bets on who would win between Hakumen and Noob, although the former is definitely the favorite between the two. Noob's emnity for Hakumen also extends to his other counterpart, Jin Kisaragi, particularly because some people have compared the then alive Bi-Han to Kisaragi's attitude. Several have also even said that Noob Saibot is basically what Jin would have become if he didn't receive the Character Development in his home universe.
  • Not many know how he even survived being thrown at the Soulnado by Nightwolf.
    Noob: Quan Chi's creations are hard to kill.
    • That said, he swore to get back at the Native American if their paths ever cross again.
  • Sees potential in the darkness of Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha's souls, making them prime converts to the clan he so desires to control. Obviously this made their respective parents oppose Noob Saibot and lament that someone that used to be like them could have fallen so low. Shikamaru Nara especially takes problem with Bi-Han. Having similar power sets is a huge factor in that.
  • While Lin Kuei are not ninjas, some of the latter did catch Noob Saibot's attention. The inherent darkness in Ayane's soul, particularly her tainted heritage, made her a prime candidate for corruption, trying time and time again to corrupt her into a being just like him. To her aid came Ryu Hayabusa, who drove off Bi-Han's attempts at manipulation by attempting to cut him down and while the wraith does respect Hayabusa's power, he believes he has wasted precious power by ignoring the Curse of Hatred.
  • Bi-Han is a dark reminder of what could happen to those that fall into darkness and embrace it. Ryu in particular is glad that he is never going to follow his path after having expelled the Dark Hado from his body, something that Noob finds dissapointing. The living essence of said power though shares goals with Bi-Han, namely that both share common enemies that will be destroyed, but the desire to kill and destroy everything has made it hard for the two to work together. Not that Noob has a problem with that; after all, that behavior is what he seeks for his minions.
  • In previous timelines, Noob formed a partnership with the fellow Lin Kuei Smoke to create an army of cyber demons. Both have little recollection of said events, but Smoke's revenant being controlled by his Enenra self has made it easier for both to partner, and now that Noob Saibot works for Kronika on Lord Shinnok's behalf, he could make this timeline version of events actually happen.
    • The moment he heard about cyber demons, the Doom Slayer instantly assumed that Noob was the mastermind behind his universe's Cyberdemon. He personally challenged the wraith to a fight and Noob was almost mutilated, since he didn't expect the space marine to be such a fearsome foe, forcing Noob to retreat and swear revenge on Doomguy for daring to attack him.
  • Some people think he sounds like Dr. Claw. Ironically this made Inspector Gadget believe he is actually the true self of Claw, or at least an envoy of him, and thus has set to defeat Noob Saibot for good. Bi-Han hardly takes him seriously.
  • While he doesn't miss his previous life one bit, he does lament having lost his cryomancer powers. The many residents of the House of Ice & Cold consider Bi-Han a disgrace for having ditched his old identity, not helped by Kuai Liang's presence in said house. Noob's only retort was to state that death is the coldest ice that exists and that he would inflict it on all who oppose him.
  • Became one of the main enforcers of the newly established High Command, thanks in part to General Esdeath taking a liking to him and recruiting Noob for the job (though originally this was meant to have him join a renewed version of her Jeagers squad). He met her after she witnessed him ripping appart an opponent that challenged him to Mortal Kombat, impressed by his brutality she decided to test his abilities, and it helped that Noob Saibot used to have ice powers like her in the past. Noob Saibot has no true attachment to the Command's goals but he is content with obeying them so long as he benefits from them and he doesn't exactly feel out of place alongside the homunculi; in fact, his unique wraith properties inspired Father Homunculus to try and create another minion in Bi-Han's image.
  • "All is dark. All are shadows. Now I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds."

    Vlad III (Nasuverse
Vlad III, God of Impalement (Vlad the Impaler, Uncle Vlad, Lancer of Black, EXTRA Vlad, Berserker, The Lord Impaler, The Executioner of Blood, Dracula)
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His EXTRA self 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A heart impaled with black spears from almost all directions
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil, though could switch into Lawful Good.
  • Portfolio: Cold and Fair Rule, Impalement For Any Crimes, Kazikli Bey, Lance Battles, 'Not Actually' A Vampire, Demonic Defender of the State, Madness, War Leaders, Legend of Dracula
  • Domains: Slaughter, War, Vampirism (kind of)
  • Allies: Siegfried, Astolfo, Chiron, Alucard/Adrian Fahrenheight Tepes, Carmilla
  • Worthy Opponent: Karna, Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
  • Complicated Relations: Dracula, Simon Belmont, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades and Grant Danasty, Gabriel Belmont
  • Enemies: Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
  • Vlad the Impaler, one of the more brutal warlords throughout the ages, ruling over the domain of Wallachia. A brutal, yet fair ruler that protects its people, but anyone who crosses his law was doomed to die by a brutal impalement with their bodies displayed as an example. Some say he's the son of a dragon... but regardless, his impalement technique was legendary that he rose to the Pantheon...
    • However, his other legend is that of being the archetypical vampire, Dracula. Vlad was noted to despise that legend that was considered blasphemous at him, but Dracula's power was too great for a moment. After being summoned into into Chaldea and two separate Holy Grail Wars with different not-so-vampire aspects of him, Vlad has managed to strike and separate himself from Dracula. He acknowledged that perhaps the legend would continue to persist within him, but he will have control now. This is why his relations with Drac himself is a bit complicated.
    • And to his surprise, the one who resided within his throne was Mumkhar. Vlad was disgusted that such a Dirty Coward was in because "He impales a few people and died impaled." With that, he proceeded to show how scary his impalement could be, by showing him the full extent of Kazikli Bey. Sure, Mumkhar was not slaughtered thoroughly since that wasn't the Monado, but it hurted like hell and was mind-scarring enough that he fled for his life and relocated to another house, as Vlad finally sat on the throne that belonged to his.
  • As shown in his picture, the visage of Vlad tends to be unstable. At one point, he may be a calm, composed war commander; but in another hand, he could end up being a nutty crusader. Both also tend to shit-talk about each other. But as his experience in Chaldea attested, he could learn to make the two sides unite for a common cause.
  • Despite 'a little bit' coming to terms with his Vampire legend, Vlad still hates people who tramples others' honor for their own purposes, like his old master Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia did. He promises that anyone seen doing that will receive the worst kind of impalement ever from all sides.
  • Has complicated relationship with the Belmont clan. He appreciated their way of vampire hunting and opposing Dracula, but because he's 'kind of' a vampire, and Holy spells hurt him badly, he can't get near them a lot of times.
  • After awhile hanging out in the Pantheon, remembering his Moon Cell Master, Lil' Ronnie, Vlad became curious about this thing that has a mascot similar to her, McDonald's. He paid a visit, bought some fried chickens, ate them, and thought it was pretty good. But he knows the dangers of fast food, and usually just restrains himself from getting obsessed to keep himself in shape. (It's better than blood, at least!)
  • On certain days, Vlad can be seen utilizing a gigantic boulder to run over those who got on his bad side. Though some aren't really sure if it's him since he really is a vampire, even turning into a bat. Not that helped against being run over by Sisyphus' boulder.
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Lesser Gods

    Darius 
Darius, God of Bifurcating Foes (The Hand of Noxus, Killsteal the Champion, The Dunkmaster, DarDar)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The flag of Noxus behind a bloody axe
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral with shades of Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Climbing the ranks one neck at a time, having sharp ends on his armor, having extra armor at the shoulders, fighting with the aid of a large axe, being a large leader, serving as the right hand for a higher power
  • Domains: Strength, Military
  • Allies: The whole House Noxus (so far, Draven and Katarina), Vergil, Lucifer
  • Enemies: Garen Crownguard along with many evil members in the House of Commerce and Leadership, Riven, Coco Reeve
  • Rivals: Defenders of the Ancients (Radiants and Dires). Axe serves as something of a Friendly Rival.
  • After finding out that his archenemy, Garen, had ascended to the Pantheon, he began to find any Noxian loyalists that he could find in order to prepare for a battle.
    • Darius has no personal issues with Garen - he thinks the man is a fool, following a meaningless code of "honor", but he doesn't have a burning hatred for him. He would relish killing Garen in battle though, proving Noxian strength triumphs over the most iconic image of Demacian values
  • He ascended to the ranks of the Gods after making a career of destroying many members of the League of Legends with the help of the Noxian Guillotine, a swift move that can slice through most matter as easy as a warm knife cuts through butter. Once he begins to turn his foes into vertical halves, there is not much stopping him.
  • Despite his stance on Might Makes Right, he has little tolerance for some of the more vile members in the House of Commerce and Leadership, since he considers them cowards who use corruption, wealth and influence as ways of gaining power instead of relying on strength and military force. This has cost him many potential allies.
    • That said, he has caught the eye of Lucifer who respects him for his dedication to his personal idea of power and authority. While Darius has made no move to join the GUAC yet, he has taken notice of this attention and considers the Lightbringer a potential ally in the ongoing conflict with Demacia.
  • Darius doesn't care for titles or privileges―he simply uses what power he attains in the service of Noxus. Similarly, he isn't a crazed, bloodthirsty maniac, contradicting what people would believe. He's more of a cold-blooded killer, moving through the battlefield with powerful, but precise, movements, striking with deadly force where it matters most. He takes pride in combat, but there's no primal bloodlust that he constantly needs to sate. Unpredictable sadists don't always make the best commanders.
  • He would appreciate if people didn't mention his brother back in Noxus. His constant attention-seeking is something that gets on his nerves.
  • A certain overweight individual from the mortal realms was outraged that he was not given this divine position, claiming that he deserved it more than Darius for how he once cut a man in half. Darius responded in the usual way for this claim.
  • There was once a massive battle between Demacia and Noxus, led by Garen and Darius respectively. This was the result.
  • Has recently found a Worthy Opponent / Friendly Rival in form of Axe, whereas Darius was surprised that there's someone with a skill that predated his Noxian Guillotine (the Culling Axe). They had a fight and recognized each other's strength, eventually forming quite a team, despite the usual rivalries between the Ancient Defenders and the Champions of Runeterra.
  • After seeing Katarina rose to the Pantheon, Darius FINALLY has a counter against Garen when the latter taunt him to 'eat his heart out' about the 'union of Champion of Runeterra and Defender of the Ancient in one house': By saying that the House of Noxus continue to add up members in the Pantheon, while Garen is the sole Demacian in the Pantheon.
    • When being noted that Riven is technically Noxian, Darius is quick to point out that she doesn't count. In fact, she counts for less, because a Noxian traitor is far worse than nothing at all. He's put his brother on the job of getting rid of her, but the fact that she's suddenly gotten access to numerous powerful deities to train with has made her far more of a menace than she was in life, and the job is taking longer than anticipated. He's working on increasing Noxian presence in the Pantheon to counter this.
    • He's later forced to take back those words when he saw the Demacian Crown Prince Jarvan IV made his way to the Pantheon. Fortunately, he managed to have a counter of an opposition for Champion-Hero-Under-One-Roof that was technically on his side: Strygwyr and Warwick. Technically, it stood more for Zaun, but Darius let that be due to the alliance between Noxus and Zaun.
  • With how he saw Vergil exemplifying Might Makes Right, Darius was quick to become friends with them, and encourages other Noxians to follow his example, citing that Vergil may as well be a honorary Noxian.
  • Is known as a controversial figure in the court of Basketball, because while he dunks like a master, he's known as being kind of rude and condescending kind of like his brother. Darius just said that that's his form of 'loosing up' when he's not being this super dedicated patriot of Noxus.
  • Don't teach him how to oink.
  • "A united Noxus could control the world - and would deserve to."

    The Jigsaw Killer 
(wakes up groggily) Ughhhh, what's going -


Hello, troper. I expect you are wondering why you are here. You are about to play a game.

John Kramer, God of Death Traps (The Jigsaw Killer, Jigsaw)

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John Kramer as seen in Jigsaw (2017)
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John's puppet and Companion Cube, Billy
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The bloodstained head of Billy the Puppet, or a pig mask
  • Theme Song: "Hello, Zepp" or any variation thereof
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil (That's not what he thinks, though...)
  • Portfolio: Affably Evil, Anti-Villain, Believing Their Own Lies, Plans Down To The Last Detail, Cruel to Be Kind, Dark Messiah, Evil Genius, Fair-Play Villain, Humans Are Bastards, Jigsaw Plot, The Kindnapper, Moral Sociopathy, Noble Demon, Sadistic Choice, Serial Killer, To the Pain, Well-Intentioned Extremist
  • Domains: Darkness, Gore, Mentalism, Pigs, Preparation, Traps
  • Rumoured Mentor: Kevin McCallister (whom he also pities)
  • Heralds: His apprentices, Amanda Young and Mark Hoffman
  • Followers: Archibald Grims, Konrad Marburg
  • Allies: Death (Final Destination), Light Yagami, Scott Shelby, The Marionette, Ginosaji, Deathstroke, Boba Fett
  • Odd Friendship with: Freddy Krueger
  • Rivals: John Doe
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Most slasher villains, including but not limited to Pinhead, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface, as well as Vito Corleone, Lucas Baker, and Atrocitus
  • Enemies: Springtrap, Hannibal Lecter, Yuuki Terumi, Negi Springfield, L, Near, Zhuge Liang, the Punisher, Erma Williams, Death (The Seventh Seal)
  • Respects: The House of Health and Diseases, especially Retsu Unohana and Black Jack
  • Opposes: Deities that kill arbitrarily or For the Evulz, especially Junko Enoshima and Monokuma, Esdeath, Ali al-Saachez, Asdrubael Vect, The Major, Ragyo Kiryuin, Carnage and Kamen Rider Ouja, corrupt cops like Rosco P. Coltrane, drug dealers like Walter White, the House of Crime in general
  • Opposed by: Most good-aligned police officers, justice-bringers and detectives, especially Robocop, Judge Dredd, Phoenix Wright, Shotaro Hidari and Philip/Kamen Rider Double, Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive, Samuel Vimes, Cole Phelps, Jim Gordon and Inspector Javert as well as Apocalypse, Johan Liebert, Mike Schmidt and Jack Bauer
  • Pities: Most ghosts in the Pantheon who died tragic deaths, Misa Amane
  • Potential Targets: Any deity that wastes or is ungrateful for his or her life, currently Kano, Tanya, Shang Tsung, the Joker, Mr. Freeze, and Mr. Burns
  • Conflicting Opinion: Batman, Teru Mikami, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, Lois Lane, Tzeentch
  • John Kramer was once a successful civil engineer with a happy life. However, after his wife suffered a miscarriage at the hands of a drug addict and being diagnosed with a tumour and terminal colon cancer (and an attempt at suicide) he had an epiphany that people were wasting their lives and decided to change that. How? By putting them in traps that required them to hurt themselves one way or another to escape and hopefully learn something from the experience.
    • A disclaimer from the various information gatherers/scribes of the Tropes Pantheon, they have heavily simplified this biography on account of the massive amounts of lore and knowledge needed to comprehend the full story.
  • Once the God of Forcing People into Self-Mutilation, he petitioned for a change in his title as according to his ideology, his modus operandi was intended for his people to choose to hurt themselves in order to escape, not him forcing them to do so. Based on this, the Court decreed that he be given the more general trope of Death Trap to pacify him. He is relieved that this change of trope requires him to move out of the sub-house of Torture & Mutilation into the comparatively less messy Methods of Killing sub-house. Most of his old neighbours are glad to see the back of him.
  • Was originally ascended after his death at the hands of Jeff Denlon due to deliberately creating the situations where his victims would have to display the trope he represents. He oversaw the rest of the series unfold under his apprentice, Detective Mark Hoffman in the safety of his temple. From his monitoring room, he reluctantly concluded that he had failed in his objectives as Hoffman had tested his subjects with the clear intent of making them suffer arbitrarily and thus was relieved that Hoffman was left to die by his frequent collaborator, Dr. Lawrence Gordon. He laments that all his hard work and preparation for an untimely death turned out to be for nothing.
    • Has recently regained hope now that Logan Nelson, yet another apprentice of his has chosen to continue his work, and much more in line with his modus operandi of 'redeeming' his victims, though he expressed some disappointment that his first test involved the end result of revenge-killing the corrupt cop that had gotten his wife killed, the exact thing he learnt not to do from him. As Jigsaw's only link to the mortal plane, only time can tell.
    • With this in mind, he decided to give his wayward proteges a second chance and made Amanda and Hoffman his heralds. They now serve as his apprentices again but are planning to desert him at the earliest possible opportunity. Hoffman especially since he is a former follower of Misa Amane.
  • Most other gods are currently unsure if Jigsaw still has his brain tumour. No one wants to ask.
    • Jigsaw has since confirmed that his tumour and cancer have been cured post-ascension, but that he is still relatively frail. He is forever grateful to the House of Health and Diseases for doing him a favour, particularly Retsu Unohana herself, the nurse in charge of the ward, as well as Black Jack, the resident surgeon. He has promised not to test anyone there, acknowledging the House's continued operation as essential to the wellbeing of the good people in the Pantheon.
    • Given the above, he rarely steps out of his own sub-house, let alone his temple to pursue other matters, instead choosing to send out tapes relaying messages to his fellow deities when necessary. Amanda Young also remains as John's in-house caretaker and like him, is rarely seen.
    • Detective Hoffman is outside far more often, working at the 77th Precinct as an undercover officer in the homicide division, targeting sloppy and corrupt cops for John to test. At the top of his list currently are Clancy Wiggum and Rosco Purvis Coltrane. He may very well be the reason why all police raids on John's temple have so far ended in failure.
  • His temple is in the shape of the Nerve Gas House from his second film that Hoffman refurbished as a modern suburban home. It looks perfectly normal until you open the trapdoor in the bedroom, which leads to an underground labyrinth of trap rooms, most notably an industrial bathroom. If anyone were to get harassed by evil deities in his sub-house, John would kindly give them refuge. He's actually quite a nice man when he's not conducting his deadly games.
  • When John does exit his temple, he usually goes to the Villain Pub to talk shop, and he speaks through a mouthpiece in his ventriloquist dummy, Billy. He is so isolationist that most deities who don't know the Saw series in and out believe the puppet to be John's actual body. As such, he has made an ally of many a puppet-based deity, who claim to believe in his philosophy, such as The Marionette, whom he seems to understand. William Afton/Springtrap does not like him for this reason and has nursed ambitions to stuff him into a springlock-based trap of his own the next time they meet. Mike Schmidt similarly dislikes him, but for less personal reasons.
    • Erma Williams may or may not have used Billy for a tea party once.
  • Once visited the Dominion of Heavenly Host Elementary School after he received word that the ugly side of humanity was shown there a lot by the maddened students. It proved too bloody for him to handle given that the killings there were gorier than his usual standards, even those of his sadistic apprentice Hoffman.
  • His current plan is preparing games for deities more powerful than him, Greater Gods and Overdeities. His philosophy entails that all the Pantheon's deities have to be tested based on the corrupt lives they lead until they are 'cured' of this affliction. Based on this, he especially hates evil-aligned deities who kill For the Evulz.
    • Monokuma once got his hands on some of the more insane and impractical trap ideas that Jigsaw made for Greater Gods and Overdeities. Monokuma has made them work somehow and has them on standby for more ironic executions. Junko Enoshima on the other hand has begun stealing some of Jigsaw's more painful trap ideas, hoping to mix them all together into one big Despair-inducing monstrosity for herself. Jigsaw is not happy about this and has made a sworn enemy of her.
  • Some targets include Kano and Shang Tsung. Originally, Johnny Cage was to share this fate, but after seeing Johnny undergo his Character Development regarding Cassie, Jigsaw has relented. He has Deathstroke and Boba Fett on his payroll to capture them and harder-to-sedate subjects, given that Hoffman is undercover and Amanda is far too unstable at the moment to be fully trusted.
  • Has not yet replied to comments that he may have been mentored by trap master of Home Alone fame Kevin McCallister, or that he may even be a future version of the boy. He has however stated that the boy was likely only acting like this in fear of the burglars in his house more than anything else, despite visual evidence that he was intentionally causing hurt to them. He truly pities the boy for this and sees him as a potential apprentice, but given his age, hasn't acted on this yet. Rumours that the two play Battleships together are greatly exaggerated.
  • Has become a rare ally of a certain Death entity after it stalked him for a few weeks in the form of a dark shadow, believing his preparations for tests after his passing counted as cheating death. It was woefully unprepared for John to quickly discover it and agree with it's philosophy, and this version of Death has since become a regular visitor to his temple to discuss future games with him. He has become an enemy of the classic iteration of Death because of this. Further details are uncertain as no one knows how this dynamic works. Since this Death has no corporeal form, how?
  • Similarly, he has come to view Light Yagami, aka Kira, as a protege, having the dream of wiping out all crime by killing those who commit it with the Death Note. However, he has told Light that those he intends to purge ought to be given the opportunity to redeem themselves as all human souls that are corruptible can be cleansed. Is more divided on Teru Mikami, who is inclined to kill people for being lazy.
    • L and Near see this odd apprenticeship as a route to finally catch Kira, and have directed the Task Force to zero in on Jigsaw as a stepping stone to catching both killers. He merely grins at these words.
  • He has a healthy respect for his only rival, John Doe. They are both self-righteous murderers with a focus on exposing faults in people. Doe thinks they're Birds of a Feather, but in reality this is not the case; Jigsaw believes in improving people's lives through his death traps, Doe believes in cleansing society by killing sinners. Kramer would rather Doe not pester him about comparing notes, but Doe still appreciates the work he puts into his plans.
  • Does not like the House of Crime, but tolerates their presence as there are honourable people there. People like Vito Corleone, who he sees as a business partner and friend. Jigsaw is given free access to his Italian restaurants in the House, and he is off-limits there to the House of Justice.
    • His relationship with Lucas Baker isn't nearly as warm, given the man's tendency to off those who work for him and the fact that he is far more sociopathic than Jigsaw is. Considering Lucas is a complete sadist and deliberately rigs his death games so his victims would die anyway (i.e not giving them a chance), John does not think highly of him. Likewise, Lucas doesn't trust Jigsaw fully but plans to profit off this alliance for all it's worth.
  • His philosophy is so radical that he has been compared unfavourably to Apocalypse. He does not approve of the mutant's philosophy regarding how the only strongest will be allowed to survive, while Apocalypse sees his desire to make people appreciate life again through his tests as a half-baked attempt to make the inferior humans he represents worthy again to him.
  • His relationship with his fellow slasher killers is... complicated to say the least. On one hand, he can communicate with them all right, especially with wisecracker Freddy Krueger. But with most of them killing for the mere enjoyment or for their own selfish reasons (and Michael, who has no reason), he cannot and will not support their endeavours. As for paranormal-based killers like ghosts, he mostly takes pity on their lot and wishes he could help but it is beyond his abilities. Pinhead is a special case, as Jigsaw once shared a sub-house with him.
  • Once was a guest on Siskel & Ebert, in person, where Siskel reviewed the Saw series and criticised it as not worth the ordeal it puts the viewers through, as well as the convoluted plotline, similar to Ebert. John promptly explained that his tests were not intended for showing to an audience, and certainly not for entertainment. He left the show with mixed emotions as to how his tests were chronicled as a slasher movie series showcasing the many ways a human body could be eviscerated.
    • Lois Lane once made a scoop on him. Having encountered an unscrupulous reporter/journalist before, he was very sceptical but the resulting piece of journalism turned out to be remarkably fair and well-balanced. However, he worries about the attention it could receive from her husband...
  • Batman has placed Jigsaw on watch after discovering blueprints for future tests involving the Joker and Mr. Freeze. He as of yet has been unable to catch him, and has sorrowfully commented that had his wife never miscarried, he would have been a valuable member of society, helping the poor move forward with their lives. John once told Batman by tape that maybe they were Not So Different, as they both intended to punish criminals and end corruption and were Crazy-Prepared people. The Dark Knight has refuted this, saying that he never crossed the line and killed somebody in pursuit of this goal, while John simply sits back and lets his traps kill his victims messily. For this reason, John has never been a member of the Council of Shadows.
    • Attention from Batman has also put Jigsaw on Robocop's watchlist, as his philosophy is a violation of his third directive: to uphold the law as his methods of rehabilitation involve hurting not-so-innocent people but are in direct defiance of established law. He has acknowledged the failure of the justice system in putting away criminals properly, as in the case of Seth Baxter, but believes it can be improved and that Jigsaw need not work so hard against the law when people like him are trying to uphold it fairly. In fact, many other good-aligned detectives and police officers stand against him as well for this.
    • Then after that, Frank Castle aka the Punisher started giving Jigsaw the business as well, successfully breaking into his temple and knocking out Amanda believing his sworn enemy (the other Jigsaw) had ascended. Even after discovering the mix-up, he continued to beat him to a pulp for his death traps, Well-Intentioned Extremist be damned. Even as the 501st Legion was dragging a sedated Castle away, he was swearing to give the killer a gorier death than he could give to any of his victims.
  • The most prominent aspect of Jigsaw's presence is that he refuses to join any alliance or participate in a large-scale team project as he is on a personal crusade. Melkor himself once tried to offer him a position in the GUAE Corruption Agents. The fact that he came from an Alliance Of Evil put him off as John believes his actions are Above Good and Evil. As such, he is an enemy of Hannibal Lecter and Yuuki Terumi despite having never met them personally. The GUAL and GUAC have approached him with similar offers, but all have been turned down. Johan Liebert caught wind of him this way and gave him a message expressing dismay at his attempts to make the irredeemable help themselves and told John to just leave them to their fate.
Game over!

    Kano 
Kano, God of Heart Ripping (Captain Kangaroo - by Cassie)
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    Legolas and Gimli 
Legolas and Gimli, Gods of Tension Between Elves and Dwarves and Body-Count Competitions (Legolas: Greenleaf, Prince of the Woodland Realm | Gimli: Son of Glóin, Lord of the Glittering Caves, Elf Friend, Lockbearer)
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Gimli
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Legolas

    Mr. Mundy the Sniper 
Mr. Mundy, God of Headshots (The Sniper, Mick Mundy, Mun-dee, Bruce, Cuntspam, Lucksman, Creditsman)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A crosshair
  • Theme Music: Magnum Force by Lalo Schifrin.
  • Alignment: Originally Chaotic Neutral. Switches to Chaotic Good on your side, either cold-blooded or foul-mouthed Neutral Evil on the opposing side
  • Portfolio: Headshotting With A Sniper Rifle Or With A Bow, Mixture Of Cold Sniper And Friendly Sniper, Long-Range Fighter, Crazy-Prepared, Kukris, Prefers "Assassin" Than "Crazed Gunman", Throwing Piss At People, Hailing From Australia (Actually from New Zealand), Back from the Dead
  • Domains: Snipers, Rifles, Australians (subverted since he is from New Zealand)
  • High Priest: FPS Doug
  • Followers: Almost every single FPS character who relies on headshots.
  • Allies:
  • Odd Relationship with: Pudge the Butcher
  • Commonality Connection with: Clark Kent/Superman, Jack Ryan
  • "Professional Buddies" with: Nack/Fang the Sniper, Margaret Moonlight
  • Very Wary of: Shrek
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The Pyro
  • Conflicting Opinion with: Shino Asada/Sinon (may border into Opposing or worse, Enemies), Mitsuzane Kureshima/Kamen Rider Ryugen and Shuichi Kitaoka/Kamen Rider Zolda
  • Enemies: Gray Mann, Merasmus, Monoculus and the HHH.
  • Opposed by: Dhuum
  • Rivals: Vash the Stampede, Caitlyn, Sniper Wolf, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Corvo Attano, Night Raid, Niko Bellic, Solid Snake, Gondar the Bounty Hunter, The Spy, Shay Patrick Cormac, Sylvanas Windunner.
  • Formerly a follower of Lockon Stratos, the Court of the Gods once looked at just what he can do. And when they found out just how many ways he can apply headshots on people (regular headshot from a Sniper Rifle, headshot from an arrow, headshotting multiple people with a single bullet, decapitation from a one, and blowing them to salsa with one), they realized just how good he was and ascended.
    • Is also the fourth of the mercs to ascend since he somehow spearheaded along with Pyro and Scout to search for Spy.
  • One of the first things he did after his ascension was obviously meet up with Lockon for a sniper session. Ever since the first time they did that, it has been a common sight for the two. They also met up with another duo: Yoko Littner and Garrus Vakarian. And lastly, they met up with archers Hawkeye and Green Arrow. Now all five (or six) of them are a team.
    • They, however, forgot one other sniper who ascended: Sniper Wolf. And for a good reason, she can't be befriended or reasoned with. Sniper did try to befriend her but he almost got himself killed when she tried choking him with her rifle. As a result, he isn't willing to let her join the group.
    • Ever since they met up, they started teaching or guiding new ascended archers and snipers around the Pantheon. Namely: Nack/Fang the Sniper, Mana Tatsumiya, Yukari Takeba, Lynette Bishop, Caitlyn, Kardel Sharpeye, Ryoubi, Sergeant Cyrus, Duke Togo, Nova Terra, Agent 47 and Frank Castle/The Punisher. As of recent, there are a lot of snipers, and Mundy is lucky to be recognized among them.
    • Out of all the snipers, he's actually glad that his Valve-follower Kardel Sharpeye has ascended, now the two are out sniping either Team RED or The Defenders of the Ancients. But there is one thing he complains about: his HO HO HA HA laugh is making him cringe.
    • He has also gained the approval of Margaret Moonlight. Despite this, she prefers not to remember their first time meeting when he threw his "Jarate" onto her... To his credit, he did apologize and is trying to make amends to her for the incident, though some other snipers are speculating there is something more to his desires. For now, they both have their lips shut tight on the matter.
  • He along with Nack might be in some sort of business partnership. Their professions match together and are also very viable with sniper rifles. However, the only reason why they aren't fully-fledged allies is because one of them will kill each other soon. Though they'll take their professional ideals while they can.
  • If anyone asks what this "jar-based karate" is, most gods suggest that they don't ask him further about that. No one wants more people throwing piss at others. On the other hand, he is willing to give anyone advice on acquiring said jar.
    • There was one time when he entered the House of Technology carrying a loaf of bread. Except that at that time there was a quarantine going on. Unaware of said quarantine, he got the bread mutated and seeing it mutate, he placed it on the jar and left it since. Many assassins are very wary when they see him with this not because of the green liquid in it, but the monster that lurks in it.
  • There is also another sniper that Mundy does not want to talk about, and that would be Shino Asada. He thinks that, since she acquired her sniper status in the gaming realm and not the real world, she does not deserve the title itself. This has gotten into a strained relationship for the two and it seems that Mundy himself is already making rants about her ascension too.
    Mundy: And why the hell would she receive a "sniper" helm. She isn't one for real and ought to teach that faker a damn lesson about sniping.
    • The only reason why he isn't placing her on the list of enemies is that everyone thinks that "Conflicting Opinion" fits better. Except that it doesn't actually fit his criteria. And it's even worse when Sinon found out about Mundy's Cold Sniper tendencies especially when they are training against each other. Now the two are becoming enemies.
    • And to further worsen the situation, Sinon's friend is actually an extreme target towards Tavish DeGroot a.k.a the Demoman (though this has lessened greatly but she hasn't forgiven him). And since Mundy is an ally to the drunken cyclops, this has finally placed a nail on their friendly terms.
    • Mitsuzane Kureshima/Kamen Rider Ryugen and Shuichi Kitaoka/Kamen Rider Zolda, two of Sinon's close associates have also gotten attention of the said situation. Mundy however, has his sights towards Mitsuzane especially after hearing the tale of "Project: Alternate Gentaro". As such, he's waiting till any one of them strikes.
  • Give him a clear shot, and the element of surprise against those who can either shoot, catch and/or dodge the bullet, and he can kill almost any human god in the Pantheon with a single shot. Other kinds of creatures might give him a slight problem, though.
    • However, the only human that can actually dodge his bullets and aiming skills is non other than The Humanoid Typhoon himself, Vash the Stampede. He really sees him as a good target, if he wasn't spraying bullets everywhere while he's aiming.
  • Unlike the other mercs, he is the only one who can tolerate The Spy. The duo have some extreme deals to finish each other with. Its also known throughout the Pantheon that he is the only sniper who can outsmart and outmaneuver the Spy, despite other attempts from other snipers. And to further finalize the fact, he created a shield meant to fend off his backstabs. Oh, and his "jar of piss" will further put his misery.
    • That didn't stop the Spy from mocking his life:
  • There was one time when he attempted to hunt down for a certain ogre. Instead of meeting him in style, it gave him the biggest mindfuck he has ever seen.
  • He seems to have an interesting thing going on with Clark Kent. Mainly because Clark's origins reminds him of his true origins, though without everyone being morons.
    • Things have gotten even grimmer when they discovered some similarities with him and Jack Ryan. New Zealand, which was Mundy's birthplace, went on the same fate as Rapture, sunken below the sea.
  • Really doesn't know what to say about Pudge the Butcher. Mainly because he sounds like someone trying to sound like him, Australian accent and all. Sniper does respect that his Meat Hook can be counted as a form of aim-and-snipe-at-long-range, though not enough to be called a Sniper.
  • However, a few days after his ascension and his return from his world, he has changed his attitude albeit. Then he unexpectedly snapped and as a result from being killed by Classic!Sniper he attempted to kill every single one of his sniper brethren. Almost everyone would have gotten insta-killed if Lockon didn't interfere with Sniper very quick.
    • After some observation from the House of Mentalism, they were able to see his memory, It seems that the Classic Sniper not only killed him, but double tapped him to further give him a taste of death. He's lucky that Medic was able to revive him as soon as he saw his body.
      • Regarding his temporary death, he somehow wasn't affected by it heavily unlike most deities who have felt death. He even called it the first 12 hours of break he has ever had in his life. With that news spread, Sylvanas had been watching him after that because unlike her who underwent a full change after her resurrection, Mundy's death was just a simple "holiday" and wasn't affected so much unlike her.
      • He's also a bit more relaxed. As for why, turns out that he saw his parents back in heaven (his adopted ones). While he initially wanted to stay and be with them, they expressed their newfound admiration in his work to sniping all the bad people left. It also removed his fear of death. He now knows what awaits him: a wonderful retirement. But professionals have standards, no downtime on the job just yet. While some try to point out this may have been a hallucination, the reveal of Scout also being temporarily dead amd seeing Heaven confirmed that Sniper did die and will go to heaven.
    • And much like the Medic himself, he has gotten into the hate-list of Dhuum himself. Mundy actually fears him for being a reminder of the Grim Reaper himself.
    • Implied to be one of the few who previously knew that Spy was Scout's father. Sniper withheld the info for professional reasons while also the fact it's something the Spy has to do. For the most part, Scout did not press him on the info, though both did talk about their shared experience in heaven.
  • "Be polite. Be efficient. Have a plan to kill everyone you meet."

    Naughty Bear 
IIIIIIIIIIT'S, NAUGHTY TIME~!
Naughty Bear, God of Bloodless Carnages
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    Pudge 
Pudge, God of Butchers (The Butcher)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Meat Hook in front of several meats in display. Human meats.
  • Theme song: "I Am Pudge" by Miracle of Sound
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: The Butcher Of Men, Pulling People In With His Meat Hook, Dead Fat Bastard, Damaging Self When Casting Something To The Point Of Suicide, Yelling Loud "FRESH MEATS!!!", Visceral Bad Guys, 'Australian' Accent
  • Domains: Hooks, Meat, Combat, War
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: The Champions of Runeterra.
  • All was well in the Pantheon when suddenly there's someone pulling Kenny McCormick got caught in a meat hook and was heard screaming of being cleaved. Whatever attempts of people trying to yell "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" "You bastard!" was drowned with the scream "HA HA!! FRESH MEAT!!". Though the Radiants knew that Kenny would be okay, they know this can only mean one thing: Pudge the Butcher has entered the Pantheon and the Dires has gotten themselves one more member in the divine Pantheon.
    • in the Fields of Endless Carnage, where corpses cannot decompose or decay, Pudge had the important job of disemboweling and dismembering up corpses to ensure that the carrion birds could devour them. However, after a long time of butchering, Pudge himself wanted to try just one taste, which escalated quickly into a desire of devouring entire corpses, quickly turning him into the obese and rotting monster that he is. The Shopkeeper is willing to tell the story to those who're curious.
  • The fatter Pudge gets, the more dangerous and sturdy he becomes. Where do you think those fats came from? It's from any beings he butchered and consumed himself.
  • Despite his job, he's still pretty okay with butchering animals and serving food. It's just that everyone is too scared to invite him to any normal party.
  • His Meat Hook drag is one of the most feared thing in the Pantheon, with Scorpion himself saying it's a potent weapon based on his spear. However, Pudge can occasionally be seen pouting, because any time he missed, he's going to hear all those insulting "LOL NOOB PUDGE".
  • Don't ask why he's got this sudden Australian accent despite not knowing what this 'Australia' is. At the very least, it seems that The Spy seems to recognize that...
    • When The Sniper ascended, Pudge was confused as to why Mr. Mundy has a similar voice, down to the accent. Pudge does respect the Sniper's sniping skills, viewing it as some kind of "Hook immediately from any distance" kind of hooking, just without the actual hooking.
  • Naturally, due to his rotting body, his house is notorious to be amongst the stinkiest house in the Pantheon.
  • It was actually rumored that his high priest used to be a certain creature called Devourer. But when Pudge found out that all it did was just eating, not butchering, he ended up making the finest meat out of that creature and ate it.
  • In spite of his 'junior' status compared to Sanctuary's Butcher, who, right now, stay as his High Priest, Pudge held his throne for the fact that he's more lucid and having his own sentience instead of being a mindless beast.
    • And when said Demon ascended, people thought that said Butcher would try to take the title for himself. But it turned out that they became really good friends. You Can Panic Now
  • "Oh, a battlefield is truly a wonderland!"

Demigods

    Charles-Henri Sanson 
Charles-Henri Sanson, God of Decapitation (Chevalier Charles-Henri Sanson de Longva, The Great Sanson, Monsieur de Paris, The High Executioner of France, The Angel of Death, The Grim Reaper, Assassin, Chopper)
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Pre-Servant Sanson 
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: Sanson Family's Crest
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil to many. (He considers himself to be Lawful Neutral)
  • Portfolio: Preference for Beheading for Execution Method, Comes From a Long Line of Executioners, Practitioner of Medicine, Skilful With A Sword, Prays for God for His Forgiveness, Hated and Feared by Others
  • Domains: Executioners, Guillotine, Medicine, Family, Fear
  • Allies: Eiki Shiki, Sonia Nevermind (?), Mami Tomoe, Ned Stark, Ikaruga, Murasame
  • Enemies: YHVH, The Pyramid Head, The Dark Judges, Konrad Curze, Junko Enoshima & Monokuma, The Queen of Hearts
  • Dislikes: Draven
  • Opposed by: Chevalier d'Eon
  • The fourth head of Sanson family, Charles-Henri is one of history's most famous executioners, known for carrying nearly 3000 executions, including that of king Louis XVI. And while he was not the one who invented the guillotine, he was one of people who ensured that it would be put in use due of his preference to quick and painless death.
  • After he ascended to the Pantheon, the executioner who has already ascended to the Throne of Heroes got a delightful flood of memories from the times he was still alive, and his idealism during those times. He also wonders why he was so obsessed with Marie Antoinette since he was not the one who killed hernote . When he heard that Mozart was in the Pantheon, he told him that he doesn't need to think about him when it comes to Marie Antoinette. This is especially enforced with him stepping in when her sister started to have some touchy time with Marie, so her obsession with her would seem hypocritical.
    • Speaking of musicians, he is disappointed that neither Bach nor Christoph Willibald Gluck isn't in the Pantheon, as he adores their music. He himself is also a good violist and cello player.
  • He doesn't have that much praise forwards Darius, who considers his line of executions just too gruesome. He also says that Darius doesn't seem to realize what "guillotine" means due of his "Noxian Guillotine" technique. However, he thinks that Draven is even worse of an excuse of an executioner, saying that he is like his younger sister Marie if she was even more crazy.
    • He also really dislikes Pyramid Head as he thinks that he is manifestation of what the common folk thinks of executioners.
  • Generally put, he has a really bad reputations alongside other people, as they think he is some sort of sadistic angel of death who enjoys killing people. In reality, he is the polar opposite of that idea. Originally, he was a fragile boy didn't even want to become executioner, only accepting the role when it was the only option he had if he wants to be accepted in his family and only really became confident man when he ascended to "manhood" (as in, had sex with Marie-Jeanne Bécu), and honestly wished for a day when there were no need for further executions. And even then, he tried his best to end the lives of those he killed as quickly and painlessly as possible. If you really had to say he was evil, then think of him as Necessarily Evil, as if there are no executioners, then who will carry out people's punishments? He is no different from a soldier following the nation. He did have his slippery slopes, especially with her sister, though.
  • Besides his profession, he is a skilful swordsman, as he had to carry out executions with a sword, and is also a doctor, as his family studied human anatomy and pharmacy for their line of work. He is willing to help people free of charge, though he only has knowledge of 18th century French medicine.
    • Speaking of his swordsmanship, some deities wonder what is up with his T-shaped claymore thing. He says that it is an adaptive version of Executioner's Sword, and that the extra weight in it helps him delivering more decisive blows, even for tougher foes. He is also seen carrying a small sword, mainly when he is intending to duelling with someone. The said small sword might actually be a pistol sword, if he thinks he needs it.
  • As someone who commonly asks God for forgiveness and to send the dead to Heave, he detests YHVH, as there is no way he would give his prayers to someone who would most likely make him carry out executions on innocent people. He is more confrontable with Eiki, as he believes that she can make the right judgements. Eiki also sees the true nature of Sanson beyond the "Grim Reaper" reputation he has.
    • One thing to note is that he only really takes judgements through Eiki, and any executions orders need to be due of her judgement. He does not trust House of Justice due of how warped and conflicting the whole House can be. One of biggest examples he makes is Konrad Curze. While he can't completely disagree with him as the whole point of Public Executions is to make a point, mass slaughter will NOT do any good to anyone.
  • Besides what you might think, he got rather close to Mami Tomoe due of him sympathizing with what happened to her. Same can be said about Ned Stark.
  • For his surprise, he actually got some attention from Sonia Nevermind, as she for one thinks that his think is sort of creepily cool. He... appreciates the compliments, supposedly.
    • However, through her she learned quite a bit about Monokuma and the so-called Mastermind and their execution methods. Needless to say, he is less than amused of their outright ridiculous and cruel ways.
  • There was one time when Ryouna came to him and willingly asked him to bring her pain she couldn't imagine normal person would. He first refused the offer, as he will not harm innocent people, and he is no torturer. However, when Ryouna brought up "écartèlement", he actually got mad, saying she should never bring that event up.
  • Is really, really annoyed by Queen of Hearts, as her constant demand for decapitation gives him a headache. He has said to her that if she keeps that up, she's the one going onto the chopping board.
  • Rumoured to be hearing voices of all the people who have died by his hands, though it is bit of a deep secret he keeps to himself. Though his former master did convince him that what he has done was just and they are reminder of what would happen if his justice would waver.
  • Amusingly enough, he seemed to have gotten some help from a certain Assassin on putting the guillotine into use. Though he wonders why Animus seemed to have imagined him as a stereotypical executioner. Or if the whole Animus is inconsistent with his looks.
  • He has some regards forwards Ikaruga for picking up her adoptive family's line of duty, even if the line of duty is rather gruesome in his opinion. And while he has some pity forwards Murasame, he can't help but to be reminded of his sister for better or worse. At least he did accept his role and got a good position for himself rather than rebel to the very end.
  • Doesn't really want to be worshipped since he doesn't want to make a religion out of this.


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